Issues / Human Rights
With two years to go before the World Cup in Brazil, already people are questioning the massive evictions caused by the Cup's enormous infrastructure projects and the legal privileges that must be conceded to the all-powerful FIFA, which has set itself up as a kind of super-state capable of imposing its own laws and special tribunals.
Libya's rampant acts of racism against dark-skinned Libyan civilians must be brought to the attention of the international community, who must address the problem and hold Libya accountable.
"Don't let the door hit you on the way out" sounds even worse in Arabic than in English.
To the West, Syria is a tale of two tales.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning for the Obama administration, advises bypassing the U.N. Security Council and intervening in Syria.
The United Nations War Crimes Commission's records documenting the birth of modern international criminal law have been neglected for nearly 70 years.
The soldiers who dumped copies of the Qur'an into an incinerator may as well have set fire to a religion.
Politicians indulge in anti-Islamic sentiment with near impunity.
A poem about Gaza asks whether there is a poem in Gaza that hasn't been written?
Are the changes in Tunisia deep and enduring, or simply cosmetic?